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Left Bank Books welcomes political journalist Eric Garcia, who will discuss his new highly anticipated book We\'re Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation, on our Facebook Live Page at 12pm CT on September 28th. Garcia will be in conversation with St. Louis Public Radio\'s Political Correspondent Jason Rosenbaum. Join us on our Facebook Live Page and order a copy of We\'re Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation from Left Bank Books to support authors and independent bookstores!\ \ \ About We\'re Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation\ \"This book is a message from autistic people to their parents, friends, teachers, coworkers and doctors showing what life is like on the spectrum. It\'s also my love letter to autistic people. For too long, we have been forced to navigate a world where all the road signs are written in another language.\"\ \ With a reporter\'s eye and an insider\'s perspective, Eric Garcia shows what it\'s like to be autistic across America.\ \ Garcia began writing about autism because he was frustrated by the media\'s coverage of it; the myths that the disorder is caused by vaccines, the narrow portrayals of autistic people as white men working in Silicon Valley. His own life as an autistic person didn\'t look anything like that. He is Latino, a graduate of the University of North Carolina, and works as a journalist covering politics in Washington D.C. Garcia realized he needed to put into writing what so many autistic people have been saying for years; autism is a part of their identity, they don\'t need to be fixed.\ \ In We\'re Not Broken, Garcia uses his own life as a springboard to discuss the social and policy gaps that exist in supporting those on the spectrum. From education to healthcare, he explores how autistic people wrestle with systems that were not built with them in mind. At the same time, he shares the experiences of all types of autistic people, from those with higher support needs, to autistic people of color, to
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